A Baylor football player has been caught on tape abusing a dog, in the latest bit of troubling news for the scandal-plagued program.
Sophomore wide receiver Ishmael Zamora was seen in a Snapchat video beating his dog repeatedly with a belt while screaming and cursing. The caption of the video, which was posted to a teammate’s account, reads, “Don’t shit in the house no more.”
The video was obtained by KXXV in Waco, and is excerpted below.
The video was given to police by another student. Authorities charged Zamora with a Class C misdemeanor, and issued a citation which could cost Zamora up to $500.
This incident is just the latest blow to a program whose reputation is currently in tatters. Baylor head coach Art Briles and president Ken Starr were both forced out earlier this year as a result of the wide-scale sexual assault allegations against a number of football players.
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UPDATE 12:09 p.m. – The Waco Herald-Tribune is reporting that former Baylor president Ken Starr will not return to his position as a professor at the University’s law school. This development does not appear to be linked to this latest incident. Starr no longer has any formal ties to Baylor.
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